Google has quietly added HDR support for the Pixel and Pixel XL in the YouTube app. Cool, right? It is, but how they did it is pretty interesting.
Typically, phones need to support HDR at the hardware level. Some newer phones and tablets are launching with it despite there not being very much HDR content, but you don’t see OEMs go back to add HDR support via software on older phones, but that’s exactly what Google did.